Quick Guide To The Ketogenic Diet
Most cells of the body are adapted to utilize glucose, fatty acids, protein and substances known as ketones for energy, however, cancer cells uniquely rely on glucose for energy. Glucose is derived from sugar and carbohydrates in the diet.
A ketogenic diet is rich in natural fats and includes a moderate amount of protein. It restricts foods that are high in sugar and starchy carbohydrates, such as rice, breads, pastries, pasta, cereal and biscuits, and potatoes.
Instead, the emphasis is on eating more legumes, vegetables, some fruit, lean chicken, red meat, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds and also increasing the consumption of good fats such as olive oil, coconut oil and avocados.